Info for Members

Club Expectations

Keep yourself informed of club happenings.

Treat the club as more than just a place to kick a football.

Put your hand up to help when asked.

Engage with the wider club, not just your team.

Take the initiative; don’t leave problems for others.

The club is run by the players. If you’d like something improved or done differently, please ask how you can get involved to help make it happen!

There are 19 teams at the club

Women’s State League teams
– Women’s Victorian Premier League Seniors
– Women’s Victorian Premier League Reserves
– Women’s State League 2 North West
– Women’s State League 3 East
– Women’s State League 3 West
– Women’s State League 4 West

Men’s State League teams
– Men’s State League 4 West Seniors
– Men’s State League 4 West Reserves
– Men’s State League 5 North Seniors
– Men’s State League 5 North Reserves

Men’s Metro teams
– Men’s Metro 1 Blues
– Men’s Metro 1 Rangers
– Men’s Metro 4

Men’s VicSoccer teams
– Premier League Seniors
– Premier League Reserves
– Division 1 Blues
– Division 1 Rangers
– Over 35s

Men’s Melbourne Over 45s teams
– Over 45s

Fixtures, Results and Ladders for Football Victoria competitions can be found at http://websites.sportstg.com/comp_info.cgi?c=1-8746-0-0-0&a=FIXTURE

Fixtures, Results and Ladders for VicSoccer competitions can be found at http://www.vicsoccer.com/

Fixtures, Results and Ladders for Over 45s competitions can be found at http://over45soccer.com.au/fixtures-results/

Playing Gear

Players are required to provide their own:
– Black Nike shorts (no pockets, no other markings)
– Royal Blue Nike socks
– Shinguards
– Boots

The club will provide each team with playing shirts.

Sign up for a MUSC UltraFootball Club Zone account to gain access to the club’s online store and a 10% discount on all UltraFootball products.

https://www.ultrafootball.com/account/register/?club=melbourne-university-sc

Injuries and Insurance

MUSC members have personal injury insurance through the University of Melbourne / Melbourne University Sport: http://www.sport.unimelb.edu.au/clubresources_103_1058771392.pdf

Members registered for Football Victoria competitions also have coverage through Football Federation Australia: http://www.gowgatessport.com.au/football/what-is-covered/

Be aware of your coverage and seek additional insurance independently if you are not satisfied.

The club can assist you in making any claims.

The club does not provide personal effects cover, i.e. insurance coverage that protects your personal possessions against accidental loss or damage when you take them away from your home. Please be careful with personal belongings you bring to the clubrooms and pitches.

Red and Yellow Cards

Five yellow cards throughout the season results in a one match suspension and a $125 fine from Football Victoria.

A red card results in a suspension and a $125 fine from Football Victoria.

A red card results in a suspension and a $90 fine from VicSoccer.

Football Victoria and VicSoccer will issue any fines to MUSC and the club will pay it. The individual player responsible for the fine must reimburse MUSC before they are again eligible to play for the club.

Individuals are responsible for their behaviour on and off the pitch.

More information on Football Victoria penalties is available at https://www.footballvictoria.com.au/sites/ffv/files/2019-02/2019%20GDT.pdf

Princes Park and the Northern Pavilion

Princes Park is managed by the City of Melbourne. MUSC hires the grounds & pavilion from the council. The club needs to abide by the CoM usage and lighting policies.

Conduct all warm ups off the pitches!

Be especially protective of the goalmouths during training. If these deteriorate the council will fence off the impacted area and we won’t be able to use the goals.

MUSC may reallocate training grounds throughout the season if particular squads are not utilising their allocation due to poor attendance.

The Northern Pavilion is for all club members to use and enjoy. Make yourself at home! Respect and get to know your club mates who are also using the space.

Boots are never to be worn in the Northern Pavilion’s carpeted areas.

Members are responsible for ensuring the Northern Pavilion is not left unattended while it is unlocked.

Teams are responsible for ensuring the club’s equipment rooms are kept tidy and that all equipment used is returned to its correct storage location.

Teams are responsible for sweeping out the home and away change rooms after matches.

BYO alcohol is strictly prohibited! Bringing alcohol to MUSC facilities is a breach of the club’s liquor licence.

The bar, canteen & BBQ will be available when inducted volunteers are available to run them.

Matchday Responsibilities

As a MUSC member you will be expected to help out around the club. Everyone needs to contribute in a small way at some point during the year.

The first team playing on a pitch for the day is required to set up that ground. The last team playing on a pitch for the day is required to pack down that ground and neatly store the equipment in its designated spot in the club rooms.

Throughout the season your team may be asked to provide players to:
Tend the Northern Pavilion (un/lock change rooms as required)
Put in a shift running the canteen or BBQ
– P
ut in a shift running the bar (if you have an RSA certificate)
Use the club’s camera to take game day photos
Marshal a match (escort referees to and from the rooms, collect balls that go out of play, etc.)

You may be asked to help out once on a day you are not playing.

Code of Conduct

All participants in MUSC activities abide by the club’s Code of Conduct.